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Delivering Resilient Services On The Ground

Enabling Safe Operations in the Skies

About Aquila

Aquila Air Traffic Management Services support safe and secure air traffic management and surveillance operations.

Aquila is a joint venture between NATS – the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services – and Thales – one of the biggest air traffic management service providers in the world. We bring operational experience together with technological know-how.

We provide and support critical infrastructure services used to support air traffic control and management, air defence and maritime security, and other critical operations including weather and climate forecasting.


Aquila Regional Maintainer working on our air traffic communication services

What we do

We provide resilient services on the ground to enable safe and secure air traffic control and surveillance operations.

Our services span from technical solutions fit for the future to experienced air traffic control teams and training.

Aquila is the trusted partner of the UK Ministry of Defence for all ground air traffic management services worldwide.


Where we operate

Our leading experts in air traffic management and surveillance systems provide a partner service in each region of the UK and sites across the world.

Aquila regional engineering teams provide systems support and rapid response via our 24-hour Operations Centre.

We also provide and support deployable solutions for field based operations.


Aquila Regional Maintainer with the new surveillance radar - Star NG.
Aquila Regional Maintainer working at the top of the Star NG primary surveillance radar tower.


We proudly serve the aviation, maritime and defence sectors.

Aquila is made up of technical and business support experts. We work alongside clients across the UK and international sites.

Our engineers and technical experts are leaders in their field of air and maritime security. Aquila is training the next generation of experts in the support of safety-critical infrastructure.



Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to have been awarded gold status of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme in recognition of our support for veterans, reservists, cadets and military spouses and partners.



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Case study: UK Military Air Traffic Management


What is it like working for Aquila?